"Visit the Zoological and Biological Gardens" Kumamoto Things to Do Tip by sanukseeker
Kumamoto Things to Do: 31 reviews and 80 photos
The best place to go to if you are travelling with kids, for aside from the zoo and botanical gardens, there is even an amusement park on the ground, so you can easily while away an afternoon with your kids and have a whale of a time.
In regards to the main attractions, the zoo offers a comprehensive selection of animals from all over the world--you can even find penguins and a polar bear here (There isn't any panda though--sorry about that). But because the zoo only has one of each animal for some species, I couldn't help feeling sorry for these animals. This is especially so when I saw the polar bear swimming up and down the length of his pool--not the most heart-warming sight. But that may be just me though. I had a friend from my home country, Singapore who came over to visit and he said that he really liked Kumamoto's zoo, for there is no way in which one can get so up close and personal with the animals in Singapore's zoo. Good point. Indeed, I was surprised at how there was no fence separating the monkeys from the tourists at a stopover point near the entrance. And it was really a great experience to see the penguins do their thing from such a close distance.
The tigers and lions and what-have-you are safely kept in cages though, so do not be alarmed about your safety. Heh.
For an unprecedented cheap price of 300 yen for adults and 100 yen for children, I recommend that you visit this zoo to form your own opinion!
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